5 STEPS TO CONNECT WITH LOVED ONES
Get your hands on a laptop or tablet for the patient. If you don't have one, ask a friend or family member if you can borrow theirs. It just has to be in working condition!
On the patients device, download the app
"House Party". Create an account for the patient.
Go to "settings" on the device. Disable the password/passcode on the device. Go to display settings & turn Auto-Lock OFF. Disable any screensaver or sleep setting. *This is so that the patients screen doesn't shut off & you will be able to video chat them at any time.
Now, set up an account for yourself on your device. You can use a laptop, mobile phone or tablet. Once you've set up your account, open the app on your device. Click the (+) symbol in the top right corner. Click "Add New Friends", "Add by Name". Search for the patient's username that you created in step 2. Lastly, go to the patient's device and accept the friend request. This will either automatically pop up on the screen or you can click the smiley face in the top left of screen to see friend requests.
When you take the device to the hospital, make sure you have a working charger, an extension cord and a tablet stand (if needed). If you don't have a tablet stand, a picture frame holder also works well.
In a time in which we're told to isolate & be apart...
We aim to help loved ones overcome social isolation - especially those in the hospital during the COVID-19 crisis - by supplying them with donated tablets/iPads to connect them with their family via video chat! For assistance setting up your device or if you have any questions, please contact us below!